How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna

Use this dramatic image of  Rihanna to draw a portrait of the sexy singer.

Follow the instructions below and read the drawing tips on how to draw a portrait Rihanna, and you’ll be able to complete your drawing quickly and accurately.



Drawing Tips
How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna:

  • This gorgeous photo of Rihanna is striking, but may be difficult to draw for the reason that her face is tilted up and to the side.
  • While you are busy with penciling in the shapes of her features in the grid stage of your portrait be sure to take time to get the placement, size and angles right. This will help your drawing to look more realistic.
  • Pay attention to the graduations of tone on her face that come together to show the roundness of her face and features.
  • In this image, Rihanna’s skin is glowing with highlights over her right cheekbone, eyelids and brow bone.
    Use a sharp, hard pencil (2H, H) to outline Rihanna’s earnings in this portrait drawing. This will help you to get a crisp edge to your line.
  • See the section called “Building up Shadows” in our guide on “How to Shade Your Portrait” for help with the dark tones under her chin and in her clothing
  • The mesh pattern of her gloves will be a time consuming project. Before you begin working on the mesh, shade in the tones that suggest her fingers and hand, then get started on the material pattern.
  • Follow the instructions below to draw Rihanna’s portrait.

 

How to Draw

  1. Click on the grid and gray-scale images below of Rihanna to enlarge them
  2. Right click on each image and save them on your computer or tablet
  3. Print out both images or keep them open on your computer or tablet to view while you’re drawing
  4. Set up a 5 x 7 grid on your sketch pad. If you don’t know how to, read this: “How to Set Up a Grid in 2 Minutes”
  5. Then using the grid image below of Rihanna as a reference, draw the outlines of the shapes and shadows onto the grid on your sketch pad. If you need some guidance, click here to see our demo: “Demo: How to Draw a Portrait Step by Step”
  6. Once you have completed the outline drawing, begin shading your portrait. If you are a beginner at shading, click here for tips: “How to Shade Your Portrait”
  7. Well done! By following these instructions, you’re are on your way to completing your portrait of Rihanna

 

1) Grid Image: Rihanna Portrait

How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna: Grid

How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna Using a Grid: This grid image will help you to accurately draw in the shapes and shadows of your portrait of Rihanna

 

2) Gray-scale Image: Rihanna Portrait

How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna: Gray-scale

How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna: Gray-scale image to help you match the gray tones when you shade in your portrait of Rihanna

 

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One Response to How to Draw a Portrait of Rihanna

  1. Ellie says:

    I found this well hard

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